Laconia

[luh-koh-nee-uh]
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noun

an ancient country in the S part of Greece. Capital: Sparta.
a city in central New Hampshire.

Related formsLa·co·ni·an, adjective, noun
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Historical Examples of laconian

  • No one, I take it, will dispute the splendour, the perfection of the Laconian constitution.

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    Xenophon

  • Or is it on these Laconian friends of yours that you pride yourselves?

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    Xenophon

  • At the date of Mnasippus's death he chanced to be off Sphagiae in Laconian territory.

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    Xenophon

  • At the same time they were careful not to set foot on Laconian soil for the purposes of war.

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    Xenophon

  • Will you leave each of the Laconian towns its separate autonomy?


British Dictionary definitions for laconian

Laconian

noun

a native or inhabitant of Laconia, the ancient Greek country of which Sparta was the capital

adjective

of or relating to Laconia or its inhabitants

Laconia

noun

an ancient country of S Greece, in the SE Peloponnese, of which Sparta was the capital: corresponds to the present-day department of Lakonia
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